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December 22, 2017 - 12:20 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The United States ambassador to Pristina says that changing a special court law would "globally isolate Kosovo." In a tweet Friday, Greg Delawie considered changing the law a "terrible idea." Former fighters of Kosovo's independence movement have allegedly collected more...
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President Donald Trump displays the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package he had just signed, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump touted the size of the tax cut, declaring to reporters in the Oval Office before he signed it Friday that "the numbers will speak." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 22, 2017 - 11:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump(all times local): 11 a.m. President Donald Trump has signed into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package. Trump touted the size of the tax cut, declaring to reporters in the Oval Office before he signed it Friday that "the numbers will speak...
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President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn upon his return to the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, from a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 22, 2017 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump(all times local): 11 a.m. President Donald Trump has signed into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package. Trump touted the size of the tax cut, declaring to reporters in the Oval Office before he signed it Friday that "the numbers will speak...
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President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn upon his return to the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, from a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 22, 2017 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's getting ready to sign into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package. It provides generous cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans and smaller ones for the middle class and low-income families. Trump tweeted that he'll sign the law in the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, the Seattle Mariners play the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle. Big league teams in Texas, Florida, Nevada and Washington state may have become more attractive destinations for free agents following the enactment of tax law changes. The new law that takes effect next year caps deductions for state and local taxes at $10,000 for married couples filing jointly. That has a huge impact for athletes with seven- and eight-figure salaries. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 22, 2017 - 5:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Teams in Texas, Florida, Nevada and Washington state may have become more attractive destinations for free agents following the enactment of tax law changes. Deductions for state and local taxes are capped at $10,000 in the year starting Jan. 1 for married couples filing jointly...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, joined by from left, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., as he praises the Republican tax bill at an enrollment ceremony at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 21, 2017 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress, spending and the threat of a government shutdown (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Congress has voted to prevent a government shutdown as the House and Senate in rapid succession approved a stopgap spending bill to keep agencies running through Jan. 19. The...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, joined by from left, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., as he praises the Republican tax bill at an enrollment ceremony at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 21, 2017 - 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress, spending and the threat of a government shutdown (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Congress has approved $2.1 billion in emergency aid for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fill a budget hole in the ailing private-sector Choice program that threatened to...
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December 21, 2017 - 3:20 pm
With Congress sending President Donald Trump a tax overhaul, state and local governments are preparing for some fallout. A look at some of the ways it might affect them: FEDERAL-STATE CONNECTIONS The federal tax overhaul will force officials in most states to decide whether to apply similar changes...
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President Donald Trump joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other members of Congress, speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 20, 2017 - 11:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and sweeping tax cut legislation (all times local): 7 p.m. House Republican leaders are struggling to unite the GOP rank and file behind a temporary funding measure that's needed to prevent the government from shutting down at midnight Friday. Republicans...
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President Donald Trump congratulates Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., while House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., watches to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 20, 2017 - 10:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A triumphant President Donald Trump and jubilant fellow Republicans celebrated the passage of their $1.5 trillion tax overhaul Wednesday as a "historic victory for the American people." The American people, however, will need some convincing. As Trump and GOP lawmakers gathered at...
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